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Crimson Tate is hosting a LOVE YOUR MOTHER {EARTH} CONTEST to benefit Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

INDIANAPOLIS – (April 11, 2012) Crimson Tate :: Modern Quilter is currently hosting a sewing contest to benefit Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) and their work to clean up and green up Indy.

Crimson Tate, a locally owned sewing and fabric shop on Mass Ave., is asking crafty Indy residents to compete in a sewing challenge like none other. With the help of friends, Crimson Tate was able to salvage a canvas back drop from a Jimmy Buffett tour in Indy.

“We were able to get this great material, and I thought we have to use it in a fun and creative way,” said Heather Givens, owner of Crimson Tate :: Modern Quilter. “With Earth Day right around the corner, I wanted to incorporate the work that KIB does too. So we have sliced this huge Jimmy Buffet banner into 52 one-yard pieces in order for folks to re-purposed into something functional, innovative, awesomely aesthetic, and well-constructed for this LOVE YOUR MOTHER {EARTH} CONTEST. We are reducin, reusing, and helping a great nonprofit at the same time!”

Participants wishing to take part in the contest can purchase the LOVE YOUR MOTHER {EARTH} CONTEST kit at Crimson Tate :: Modern Quilter, 845 Massachusetts Ave. Proceeds will be donated to KIB, and those finished projects that are donated to KIB will be sold to benefit community greening projects all over the city. All submissions must be received by May 2. For rules on the contest, or for more information, visit

Prizes include:

  • Champion will receive a $50.00 gift card to Crimson Tate.
  • Judges’ Choice will receive a fat quarter bundle valued at $50.00.
  • Any participant who donates their final project to Keep Indianapolis Beautiful for resale will be entered into a drawing for a $30.00 gift card to Crimson Tate.

A special thank you to Indianapolis Modern Quilt Guild for their donation of several yards of Hawaiian fabric to be used in the this challenge, and The Inventorialist whose mission is to find beauty in things that are worn and to reclaim and reuse old objects in new and exciting ways.

For more information on Crimson Tate, please visit